Chief Operating Officer
Landmark Ventures
Mel Ochoa is the Chief Operating Officer at Landmark Ventures and is responsible for internal operations, growth strategy, talent development, brand management, social innovation initiatives and more. Previously, he served as the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Achievement First, a high-performing network of 30 college-preparatory, K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. Prior to Achievement First, Mel was Vice President of Corporate Affairs and a Co-Founder at BridgePath, an enterprise software provider to the staffing industry that was acquired by Bullhorn. Past experience also includes work with leading consumer brands at Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer and Schwartz Communications, a high-tech PR agency. Mel holds a bachelor’s degree with majors in history and rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship.